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  • Strategic Plan

    VISION To become the Recognized DoD leader in integrating education, research, and critical thinking on unconventional weapons policies and operational practices.MISSION Develop Air Force, DoD, and other USG leaders to advance the state of knowledge, policy, and practices within strategic defense issues involving nuclear, biological, and chemical
  • Faculty

    MR. AL MAURONI – DIRECTOR  Mr. Al Mauroni is the Director, U.S. Air Force Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies. In this position, he oversees education and research in counter-WMD policy and nuclear deterrence operations at the Air War College. He has more than 30 years of experience in Department of Defense (DoD) countering weapons of mass
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Deterrence and Assurance Missions: AY17 Strategic Deterrence Research Papers, 2017

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Deterrence and Assurance Missions: AY17 Strategic Deterrence Research Papers, 2017 Edited by Dr. Todd Robinson and Al Mauroni, USAF Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL  The Air University Deterrence Research Task Force, composed of Air War
  • NPR Next: AY17 Strategic Deterrence Research Papers, 2017

    NPR Next: AY17 Strategic Deterrence Research Papers, 2017 Edited by Dr. Mel Deaile and Al Mauroni, USAF Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL  The Air University Deterrence Research Task Force, composed of Air War College and Air Command and Staff College students, developed a
  • Strategic Deterrence Research Papers, 2016

    Strategic Deterrence Research Papers, 2016 Edited by Dr. Mel Deaile and Al Mauroni, USAF Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL The Air University Deterrence Research Task Force, composed of Air War College and Air Command and Staff College, developed these papers on strategic
  • The Shaping of United States Biodefense Posture, 2015

    The Shaping of United States Biodefense Posture, 2015 Authored by Douglas Lewis, USAF Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL  This work conducts a historical analysis utilizing a congruency/process tracing test designed to determine the level of influence that behaviors
  • Chemical and Biological Warfare Overview, 2015

    Chemical and Biological Warfare Overview, 2015 Authored by USAF Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL This primer offers a basic level of understanding on the threat of chemical and biological weapons and how the U.S. government develops its response to their potential
  • U.S. Chemical and Biological Warfare Policy: Strategic Deterrents during the Cold War, 2014

    U.S. Chemical and Biological Warfare Policy: Strategic Deterrents during the Cold War, 2014 Edited by Albert J. Mauroni, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL  This book is a collection of U.S. government documents, primarily from the State Department's "Foreign Relations of the United
  • The Strategic Challenge of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: AY14 Nuclear Issues Research Group, 2014

    The Strategic Challenge of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: AY14 Nuclear Issues Research Group, 2014 Edited by Albert J. Mauroni, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL The Air War College students of the AY14 Nuclear Issues Research Group, under the guidance of Dr. Adam Lowther, collaborated to
  • The Artisanal Nuke, 2014

    The Artisanal Nuke, 2014 Authored by Mary C. Dixon, USAF Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL This thesis examines the artisanal scientific and engineering challenges inherent in maintaining the safety, security and reliability of nuclear weapons within the DOE's Stockpile
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